100 complaints alleging mistreatment of migrant children by border agents, Prestigious Indonesian School Fights to Regain Trust After Child-Abuse Charges

June 14, 2014 Comments Off on 100 complaints alleging mistreatment of migrant children by border agents, Prestigious Indonesian School Fights to Regain Trust After Child-Abuse Charges

US response to border children crisis now includes abuse probe (+video)

Advocates for immigrants this week filed at least 100 complaints alleging mistreatment of migrant children by border agents. DHS chief says an investigation will ensue, as border patrol commissioner defends agents.
By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer June 13, 2014

Hundreds of undocumented children who crossed the border into the United States on their own are being sent to Southern California.

The recent crush of migrant children trying to cross the US border has now led the Department of Homeland Security to open a probe into long-running complaints of poor treatment of innocents at the hands of US border patrol agents.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s announcement that his department will investigate claims of abuse comes amid an unprecedented surge of “unaccompanied alien children” streaming across the Rio Grande Valley sector and into south Texas.

Children fleeing violence and drawn by vague promises of asylum in the US, now being apprehended at the rate of more than 250 a week, has overwhelmed both the border patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services, which manages guardian-less child refugees….

Allegations include children becoming ill from eating moldy food and having to drink water from toilet tanks, and being called liars for begging for medications….
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2014/0613/US-response-to-border-children-crisis-now-includes-abuse-probe-video

Prestigious Indonesian School Fights to Regain Trust After Child-Abuse Charges
Jakarta International School Administrators Move After Arrests of Outside Contractors
By Richard C. Paddock  June 13, 2014

JAKARTA—One of Asia’s leading international schools has become embroiled in a child-abuse scandal that has resulted in the arrest of six janitors provided by an outside contractor, one apparent suicide and a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the school.

Police investigations have spread to some teachers and staff at the Jakarta International School, who deny any wrongdoing. School administrators, who say they were caught off guard when an allegation first surfaced two months ago, are now trying to restore the school’s reputation….
http://online.wsj.com/articles/prestigious-indonesian-school-fights-to-regain-trust-after-child-abuse-charges-1402685384

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Harvard And the CIA Continued, Parents Claim School Officials Ignored Sexual Assaults, Psychopaths Are Not Neurally Equipped to Have Concern for Others, Chile arrests 4 accused of burning baby in rite, What Was Left Out? A Critique of “Capturing the Friedmans”

April 26, 2013 Comments Off on Harvard And the CIA Continued, Parents Claim School Officials Ignored Sexual Assaults, Psychopaths Are Not Neurally Equipped to Have Concern for Others, Chile arrests 4 accused of burning baby in rite, What Was Left Out? A Critique of “Capturing the Friedmans”

Harvard And the CIA Continued
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February 11, 1978

ANOTHER FACET OF Harvard’s relationship, past and present, with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) emerged last week as Dr. Martin T. Orne ’48, the director of a Medical School hypnosis research project in the early ’60s, outlined how his group unwittingly received $30,000 from the CIA. Last week’s disclosure of Orne as the “unidentified researcher” mentioned in a University statement on CIA funding of Harvard projects raises several questions, centering not so much on the hypnosis research–which does not seem to be controversial–as on the University’s decision to honor Orne’s request to remain unidentified….

The University’s attitude toward releasing information on CIA-funded projects is particularly distressing in light of the fact that last week’s disclosure of the CIA’s interest in Orne’s work will certainly not be the last word on the agency’s involvement with Harvard. Other researchers with more to hide than Orne may also ask to remain unidentified, but the University should pursue a strict policy of disclosing all information it receives from the CIA. And the first step in accordance with this policy should be the release of documents relating to Harvard’s involvement in the CIA MK-ULTRA projects. Daniel Steiner ’54, general counsel to the University, said in October that he would release these documents. Now that Orne has been identified as one of the researchers who received CIA funds, the University no longer has an argument for withholding the documents.
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1978/2/11/harvard-and-the-cia-continued-pbabnother/

NewsChannel 5 Investigates:
Parents Claim School Officials Ignored Sexual Assaults
Feb 25, 2013
By Phil Williams
Chief Investigative Reporter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two families claim, in a federal lawsuit filed Monday against Robertson County schools, that their young sons were sexually assaulted by other children.

It allegedly happened inside East Robertson Elementary School.
And even more disturbing: they claim school officials failed to stop it, failed to report it, even refused to cooperate with investigators.

NewsChannel 5 Investigates confirmed that those allegations even sparked a criminal investigation into the conduct of school officials.  “My child was bullied sexually, and nobody seemed to want to do anything about it,” one of the mothers, Taryn Spivey, told NewsChannel 5.

Both families say the assaults have left their young children with deep emotional scars…. http://www.newschannel5.com/story/21346334/parents-claim-school-officials-ignored-sexual-assaults

Science News
Psychopaths Are Not Neurally Equipped to Have Concern for Others
Apr. 24, 2013 — Prisoners who are psychopaths lack the basic neurophysiological “hardwiring” that enables them to care for others, according to a new study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago and the University of New Mexico.

“A marked lack of empathy is a hallmark characteristic of individuals with psychopathy,” said the lead author of the study, Jean Decety, the Irving B. Harris Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry at UChicago. Psychopathy affects approximately 1 percent of the United States general population and 20 percent to 30 percent of the male and female U.S. prison population. Relative to non-psychopathic criminals, psychopaths are responsible for a disproportionate amount of repetitive crime and violence in society.

“This is the first time that neural processes associated with empathic processing have been directly examined in individuals with psychopathy, especially in response to the perception of other people in pain or distress,” he added.

The results of the study, which could help clinical psychologists design better treatment programs for psychopaths, are published in the article, “Brain Responses to Empathy-Eliciting Scenarios Involving Pain in Incarcerated Individuals with Psychopathy,” which appears online April 24 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry….
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424161108.htm


What Was Left Out? A Critique of “Capturing the Friedmans”

See how Friedman’s own attorney describes the movie as “containing interviews, cut and spliced, and taken out of context.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjYWOZgMbHQ

Chile arrests 4 accused of burning baby in rite
Friday Apr 26, 2013  The Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police on Thursday arrested four people accused of burning a baby alive in a ritual because the leader of the sect believed that the end of the world was near and that the child was the antichrist.

The 3-day-old baby was taken to a hill in the town of Colliguay near the Chilean port of Valparaiso on Nov. 21 and was thrown into a bonfire. The baby’s mother, 25-year-old Natalia Guerra, had allegedly approved the sacrifice and was among those arrested….

Authorities said the 12-member sect was formed in 2005 and was led by Ramon Gustavo Castillo Gaete, 36, who remains at large.

“Everyone in this sect was a professional,” Ampuero said. “We have someone who was a veterinarian and who worked as a flight attendant, we have a filmmaker, a draftsman. Everyone has a university degree. ”
http://www.newsdaily.com/article/cf74951b8bdfc85119511920e74dde31/chile-arrests-4-accused-of-burning-baby-in-rite

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